Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

2013 Season Game No. 17 at Bell Centre

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 12:01 AM New York Rangers

Tonight's Game

The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in their second meeting in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-6-2 (18 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in the shootout on Thursday at Scotiabank Place, and are now 5-2-2 in their last nine games. The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in 10 of their last 14 contests (8-4-2) after dropping the first two games of the season. The Canadiens enter the contest with an 11-4-2 (24 pts) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last six games. Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a four-game homestand.

Tune in Tonight

Tonight's game will be televised on MSG with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on ESPN New York (FM 98.7)and on satellite radio at XM 92.

All Time -- Rangers vs. Canadiens

Overall: 191-321-94-3

At MSG: 127-124-54-1

At Montreal: 64-197-40-2

2013 Rangers vs.Montreal

Feb. 19 Rangers 1, Canadiens 3 at MSG

Feb. 23 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal

March 30 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule

Feb. 23 Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Feb. 26 Rangers vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Feb. 28 Rangers vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

March 3 Rangers vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

March 5 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Injuries

* Darroll Powe has missed two games with a concussion, suffered on Feb. 17.

* Rick Nash has missed two games with an injury.

* Arron Asham has missed one game with an injury.

* Michael Sauer has missed 16 games due to a concussion, suffered on Dec. 5, 2011.

* The Rangers have lost 32 total man-games to injuries or illness this season.

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